Sunday, 15 March 2015

Le Challenge #20 - Passion... for Pincushions!

I have an ever growing Passion for Pincushions. There must be a limit between passion and mania and I think I could be about to pass that limit! I made this little Mountain Pin Cushion as a joke for myself. I absolutely love Pin Cushions and little things in general. My parents know something about this... I have collected all sorts of small things in childhood and I must admit I haven't improved much now! My passion for small things includes match boxes used... not for matches:


This match box inspired the mountain pin cushion: 


It's a German firm that makes pretty match boxes with photos or patterns on the front.


It was snowing when I got this match box so I thought the little white balls on the  pins would look like snowflakes... well, sort of!


I made it just to tease myself but it's not such a bad idea for taking pins around with you and not hurting yourself, is it? 


OK, but what do I do with all the matches now?!


I'm collecting fun Match Box and Pin Cushion ideas on our Pinterest boards. So many great projects to admire!


Linking up with Le Challenge. The next challenge is Tradition. That's a brilliant theme.

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17 comments:

  1. Yay, that is so cute! Here is one you should add: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/513903007455482769/ :)

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  2. What a lovely mountain pincushion! Funnily enough, we are making a patchwork mountain wall hanging here... Rosie's homework was to do anything she liked on the topic of mountains :-)

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  3. Your idea is SEW adorable!

    Check out my blog's sidebar for Matchbox Suitcase and Coin Cufflinks. Those were a LOT of fun!

    Hugs and happy crafting,
    Kelley~

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  4. I love pincushions too! How creative and unique your project is! As for matches we use those when the power goes out! Kind of handy then!

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  5. That is the cutest pin cushion! Very handy size for a small hexie kit :)

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  6. what a very cute idea! And a great way to transport pin cushions around too :-)

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  7. I love pincushions too, but am too lazy to make them for myself. This is a really cool one.

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  8. Gorgeous idea and Realisation!!!

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  9. Un'idea geniale!!!! Mi piace un sacco. Bravissima!!! ;)

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  10. Superb pincushion, I have a passion for mountains too. The White pins are just right for snow.

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  11. I can relate to the small things and pincushion problem!
    The pins do look just like snow on the mountain!
    It is a shame no one needs matches these days. Such a clever invention.

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  12. How super super cute! Love it, thanks for sharing on le challenge.

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  13. Very very sweet, and an adorable story to "match" the theme of passion! I share your passion for pincushions and little boxes.

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  14. This is super cute! Your pincushion is adorable!
    I like matchboxes, too, and have painted a few in the past.
    Susie

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  15. Oh that is so cute and clever!! It's beautiful and such a great creative transformation of the matchbox! Thanks for linking up :)

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  16. Such a darling pin cushion and love the little snowballs on the mountain top!

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  17. I really love your mountain! It's wonderful:-)

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